I'm the nontraditional traditionalist. Does turkey lose its flavor when consumed by the glow of a Christmas tree? My autumn decor has been displayed since September. It's my favorite season, but it's time to put away the pumpkins and move on to my favorite holiday.
I've been fighting the urge to raid the attic since the passing of Halloween, but given the nip in the air today, I may just succumb to my yearnings. Everything inside of shouts, "It is time! It is time!"
Assembly of the Christmas tree before Thanksgiving, you ask? Yes, I am one of "those people." My mother was one of those people, too, so I suppose I come by it naturally.
I tell myself that this is not certifiable and I justify my actions by reminding the cynic that big box stores first displayed Christmas decor at the end of August, Hallmark has been airing their Christmas movies for the last couple of weeks and I noticed my first Christmas commercial (the Hershey's Kisses rendition of "We Wish You a Merry Christmas") last Tuesday.
Hot chocolate, "Elf" with Will Ferrell, and sparkly things for the tree? Yes, please.